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Meaning of “uphill” in the English Dictionary

"uphill" in British English

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uphilladjective, adverb

uk   us   /ˌʌpˈhɪl/
C2 leading to a ​higherplace on a ​slope: an uphill ​climb running uphill
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C2 needing a ​largeamount of ​effort: It'll be an uphill struggle/​battle/​fight to get the new ​proposalsaccepted.
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(Definition of uphill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uphill" in American English

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uphilladjective, adverb

 us   /ˈʌpˈhɪl/
leading to a ​higherplace on a ​slope: The ​runnersbegan the uphill ​climb to the ​finishline. As we ​starteddriving uphill, the ​car made a ​strangenoise. fig.Uphill can also ​meandifficult and ​needing a ​largeamount of ​effort: Recovering from the ​accident will be an uphill ​battle for her, but she’s doing well.
(Definition of uphill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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